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Petticoat Fever (1936)

Passed | | Comedy, Romance | 20 March 1936 (USA)
A lonesome wireless operator delays a couple who become stranded in Labrador.

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Clara Wilson
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Captain Landry
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'Big Seal'
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A lonesome wireless operator delays a couple who become stranded in Labrador.

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Comedy | Romance

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20 March 1936 (USA)  »

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Adán sin Eva  »

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$247,000 (estimated)
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(Western Electric Sound System)

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This film did very well at the box office for MGM, earning a profit of $468,000 ($8.24M in 2017) according to studio records. See more »

Goofs

The pistol that Robert Montgomery has is a clip-load gun, not a revolver, as stated in the movie. See more »

Soundtracks

Happy Days Are Here Again
(1929) (uncredited)
Music by Milton Ager
Lyrics by Jack Yellen
Sung a cappella by Robert Montgomery
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Northern country
31 January 2006 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

This 1936 picture was one of the three that Robert Montgomery did for the studio that year. "Petticoat Fever", directed by George Fitzmaurice, pairs Mr. Montgomery with another star, who was an excellent comedienne, as well as a dramatic actress, Myrna Loy.

The film is a typical movie of those innocent years where the viewer is asked to believe the small plane that crashes on the ice is only a minor inconvenience, as nothing happens to the two occupants of the aircraft. It also sets in motion a love triangle where Dascom Disnsmore gets in the middle of Irene and Sir James when he falls head over heels in love with the beautiful woman from the wreck.

Robert Montgomery did better films than this one, of course, but his chemistry with Myrna Loy is about the best thing going for the movie. Reginald Owen tries, but his character is not as well drawn as the others. Winifred Shotter puts in an appearance as the lovely Clara, who complicates things a bit for everyone.

"Petticoat Fever" offers a mild entertainment for viewers of these type of films.


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